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    SETUP GUIDE Model PP35L...

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    Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell , the DELL logo, XPS, and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel is a registered trademarks and Core is a trademark of Intel Corporation in U.S.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Hardware Troubleshooter ....35 Dell Diagnostics ..... . 36...

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    Before You Call......48 Contacting Dell......49 Finding More Information and Resources .

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Studio Xps Laptop

    CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store your Dell™ computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running.

  • Page 8: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    Connecting the AC Adapter Connect the AC adapter to the Studio XPS and then plug it into a wall outlet or surge protector. CAUTION: The AC adapter works with worldwide electrical outlets. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or incorrectly connecting the cable to a power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or equipment damage.

  • Page 9: Using The Wireless Button

    To turn on your Studio XPS, lightly press the power button on the center control cover and then release. Using the Wireless Button To turn on wireless, with the computer turned on, lightly touch the wireless symbol center control cover and then release. This button allows you to quickly turn all of your wireless radios (Bluetooth , WiFi, and WWAN)

  • Page 10: Connecting To The Internet (optional)

    Internet service provider ( ISP). NOTE: If an external USB modem is not a part of your original order, you can purchase one from the Dell website at Setting Up a Wired Internet Connection If you are using a dial-up connection, connect...

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    Before you can use your wireless Internet connection, you need to connect to your wireless router. To establish connection using a wireless router: Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. Click → Connect To. Start Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.

  • Page 12: Setting Up The Tv Tuner (optional) (availability Varies By Regions)

    Select either Broadband (PPPoE) or Dial-up, depending on how you want to connect: Choose Broadband if you will use a DSL, satellite modem, cable TV modem, or wireless technology connection. Choose Dial-up if you will use an optional USB dial-up modem or ISDN. NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, contact your ISP.

  • Page 13: Setting Up The 5.1 Audio Connections

    • Select Custom setup, – Follow the instructions given. – In the Optional Setup screen, choose Configure tuners, TV signal, and Guide. – Click Next and confirm your region. To re-setup the TV Tuner, if required: Follow this procedure if you have launched Media Center previously.

  • Page 14: Using Your Studio Xps

    Using Your Studio XPS Your Studio XPS has several indicators, buttons, and features that provide information at-a-glance and time-saving shortcuts for common tasks. Device Status Lights Hard drive activity light – Turns on when the Studio XPS reads or writes data.

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    To turn off Bluetooth wireless, either press the wireless symbol or right-click the Bluetooth icon in the notification area of your desktop, and click Disable Bluetooth Radio. WiFi status light – Turns on when the internal WLAN is enabled. To turn on wireless, with the computer turned on, lightly touch the wireless symbol on the center control cover...

  • Page 16: Right Side Features

    Right Side Features ExpressCard. NOTE: Your computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the ExpressCard slot. Blanks protect unused slots from dust and other particles. Save the blank for use when no ExpressCard is installed in the slot; blanks from other computers may not fit your computer.

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    • Secure digital (SD) memory card • Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) card • ecure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) card • Multi Media Card (MMC) • Memory Stick • Memory Stick PRO • xD-Picture Card (type - M and type - H) •...

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    eSATA/USB combo connector with USB PowerShare – Connects to eSATA compatible storage devices (such as external hard disk drives or optical drives) or USB devices (such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player). This connector can also be used for charging USB devices when the computer is powered on/off or in sleep state.

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    On AC Adapter : • Solid white - computer is powered on and battery is charged • Blinking white - computer is in a standby state...

  • Page 20: Left Side Features

    Left Side Features 1 Power light – Illuminates when the computer is turned on. The different lights indicate the following: On Battery Power: • Solid white - computer is running on battery power • Solid amber - battery is low •...

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    VGA connector – Connects to a monitor or projector. 4 Antenna In connector (on supported models) – Connects to an external antenna, through a MCX connector, to view programs using the TV Tuner card (optional). For more details on TV Tuner card setup see “Set up the TV Tuner”...

  • Page 22: Display Features

    1 Display – Your display can vary based on selection you made when purchasing your Studio XPS. For more information about displays, see the Dell Technology Guide. 2 Left digital array microphone – Combines with the right digital array microphone to provide high quality sound for video chatting and voice recording.

  • Page 23: Media, Wireless, And Power Controls

    Media, Wireless, and Power Controls To use the media, wireless, and power controls, lightly touch the symbol and then release. The control’s symbol will shine for 2 seconds to confirm your selection then fade away. Turn on power, or wake up from sleep state Turn on wireless Play the previous track or chapter...

  • Page 24: Computer Base And Keyboard

    It supports circular scrolling and zoom. To change the circular scrolling and zoom settings, double-click the Dell Touch pad icon in the notification area of your desktop. In the Scrolling tab, enable or disable scrolling or circular scrolling, choose the scroll zone width and scroll speed.

  • Page 25: Removing And Replacing The

    (default setting) no lighting half keyboard/touch pad brightness 4 Consumer IR – Allows certain software applications to be controlled by the Dell Travel Remote (an optional device that can be stored in the ExpressCard slot when not in use). Removing and Replacing the...

  • Page 26: Using The Optical Disc Drive

    1 Battery 2 Battery release latch 3 Battery bay To replace the battery, slide it into the bay until it clicks into place. Using the Optical Disc Drive NOTICE: Do not use non-standard-size or shape discs (including mini-CDs and mini-DVDs) as you will damage the drive. NOTE: Do not move the Studio XPS while playing or recording CDs and DVDs.

  • Page 27: Software Features

    Software Features NOTE: For more information about the features described in this section, see the Dell Technology Guide on your hard drive or on the Dell Support website at Productivity and Communication You can use your Studio XPS to create presentations, brochures, greeting cards, fliers, and spreadsheets.

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    Entertainment and Multimedia You can use your Studio XPS to watch videos, play games, create your own CDs, listen to music and internet radio stations. Your optical disc drive may support multiple disc media formats including CDs and DVDs. You can download or copy pictures and video files from portable devices, such as digital cameras and cell phones.

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    • High performance — This power option provides the highest level of system performance on your Studio XPS by adapting processor speed to your activity and by maximizing system performance. Backing Up Your Data It is recommended that you periodically back up files and folders on your Studio XPS.

  • Page 30: Solving Problems

    Studio XPS. If you can not solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 33 or “Contacting Dell” on page 49. CAUTION: Only trained service personnel should remove the computer cover. See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at for advanced...

  • Page 31: Power Problems

    The link integrity light on the integrated network connector lets you verify that your connection is working and provides information on the status: • Green — A good connection exists between a 10-Mbps network and the computer. • Orange — A good connection exists between a 100-Mbps network and the computer.

  • Page 32: Memory Problems

    Press the power button until the computer turns off and then turn it back on. If the problem persists, see the Dell Technology Guide on the Dell Support website at If the power light is blinking white — The computer is in standby mode.

  • Page 33: Lockups And Software Problems

    Lockups and Software Problems If the computer does not start up — Ensure that the power cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the electrical outlet. If a program stops responding — End the program: Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously. Click Applications.

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    If a solid blue screen appears — Turn your Studio XPS off. If you are unable to get a response by pressing a key on your keyboard or moving your pointer using the touch pad or mouse, press the power button for at least 8 to 10 seconds until your Studio XPS turns off and then restart your Studio XPS.

  • Page 35: Dell Support Center

    About Your System (System Documentation, Warranty Information, System Information, Upgrades & Accessories) The top of the Dell Support Center home page displays your computer’s model number along with its service tag and express service code. For more information about the Dell Support...

  • Page 36: System Messages

    “Contacting Dell” on page 49 for assistance. CPU fan failure — CPU fan has failed. Replace the CPU fan. See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at Hard-disk (HDD) drive failure — Possible hard disk drive failure during POST (see “Contacting...

  • Page 37: Hardware Troubleshooter

    No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system board might be malfunctioning or motherboard failure (see “Contacting Dell” on page 49 for assistance). USB over current error — Disconnect the USB device. Your USB device needs more power for it to function properly.

  • Page 38: Dell Diagnostics

    See the System Setup section in Dell Technology Guide. Start the Dell Diagnostics from your hard drive or from the Drivers and Utilities disc. Starting Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive.

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    Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and Utilities disc. Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive. Starting Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities Disc Drivers and Utilities disc.

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    <Enter>. Type 1 to start the CD menu and press <Enter> to proceed. Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from the numbered list. If multiple versions are listed, select the version appropriate for your computer.

  • Page 41: System Restore

    System Restore does not monitor your data files or recover them. NOTE: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell Studio XPS to the Windows Classic view. ™...

  • Page 42: Dell Factory Image Restore

    NOTE: Dell Factory Image Restore may not be available in certain countries or on certain computers. Use Dell Factory Image Restore only as the last method to restore your operating system. These options restore your hard drive to the...

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    If possible, back up all data before using Factory Image Restore. Dell Factory Image Restore Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo appears, press <F8> several times to access the Vista Advanced Boot Options Window.

  • Page 44: Operating System Reinstallation

    NOTE: The Dell Drivers and Utilities disc contains drivers that were installed during the assembly of your Studio XPS. Use the Dell Drivers and Utilities disc to load any required drivers. Depending on the region from which you ordered your computer,...

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    Click Exit if the Install Windows message appears. Restart your Studio XPS. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately. NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft desktop;...

  • Page 46: Getting Help

    Dell Support ( for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures. See “Online Services” on page 45 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see “Before You Call” on page 48 and then “Contacting Dell”...

  • Page 47: Technical Support And Customer

    DellConnect ™ DellConnect is a simple online access tool that allows a Dell service and support associate to access your Studio XPS through a broadband connection, diagnose your problem and repair it all under your supervision. For more information, go to and click DellConnect.

  • Page 48: Autotech Service

    “Contacting Dell” on page 49. Automated Order-Status Service To check on the status of any Dell products that you have ordered, you can go to, or you can call the automated order-status service.

  • Page 49: Product Information

    “Contacting Dell” on page 49. Product Information If you need information about additional products available from Dell, or if you would like to place an order, visit the Dell website at For the telephone number to call for your region or to speak to a sales specialist, see “Contacting Dell”...

  • Page 50: Before You Call

    Remember to fill out the following Diagnostics Checklist. If possible, turn on your Studio XPS before you call Dell for assistance and call from a telephone near the Studio XPS. You may be asked to type some commands at the keyboard,...

  • Page 51: Contacting Dell

    Dell provides several online and telephone- based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: Visit

  • Page 52: Resources

    ™ at the Dell Technology Guide installed on your hard drive. the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at NOTE: In some countries, opening and replacing parts of your Studio XPS may void your warranty. Check your warranty and return policies before working inside your Studio XPS.

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    End User License Agreement. find your Service tag/Express Service Code— You must use the service tag to identify your Studio XPS on or to contact technical support. find drivers and downloads. access technical support and product help.

  • Page 54: Basic Specifications

    Basic Specifications System Model Studio XPS 1640 This section provides basic information that you may need when setting up, updating drivers for, and upgrading your Studio XPS. NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your Studio XPS, click →...

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    Memory 1 GB, 2 GB, 3 GB, 4 GB configuration possible NOTE: For instructions on upgrading your memory, see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at Computer Information System Chipset Intel PM45 Data bus width 64 bits...

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    Communications Network adapter 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN on system board Wireless internal WLAN (half-size Mini-Card), WWAN, Mini-Card with Bluetooth® wireless technology, UWB Mini-Cards WWAN ExpressCard Bluetooth® wireless technology Video Video type integrated on system board Video controller ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3670 Video Video memory 512 MB dedicated...

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    Audio External Interface dual function microphone-in connector, two stereo headphones/ speakers connectors Speaker two 4-ohm main speaker with one 4-ohm subwoofer Internal speaker 2 watt per channel with amplifier 3 watt subwoofer Volume controls program menus, media control buttons Audio microphone connector, two stereo headphone/ speakers connectors...

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    225 cd/m² (minimum) Display Viewing Angles: Horizontal ±55° (WLED) min. ±65° (RGBLED) min Vertical ±45° (WLED/RGBLED) min. Pixel pitch 0.2588 mm (WLED) 0.1840 mm (RGBLED) Controls brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts (see Dell Technology Guide for more information.)

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    Keyboard (backlit) Number of keys 86 (U.S. and Canada); 87 (Europe); 90 (Japan) Layout QWERTY/AZERTY/ Kanji Camera Pixel 2.0 megapixel Video resolution 320x240 ~1600x1200 (640x480 at 30fps) Diagonal viewing 66° angle X/Y position 240 cpi resolution (graphics table mode) Camera Size: Width 61.9 mm (2.43 in)

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    Operating Battery operating time varies time depending on operating conditions and can be significantly reduced under certain power-intensive conditions. See Dell Technology Guide for more information.. Life span 300 discharge/charge cycles (approximate) Battery Temperature range: Operating 0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F) Storage –40°...

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    AC Adapter Output current: 65 W 3.34 A (continuous) 90 W 4.62 A (continuous) Rated output 19.5 VDC voltage Dimensions: 65 W: Height 15 mm (0.59 inches) Width 66 mm (2.6 inches) Length 127 mm (5.0 inches) 90 W: Height 16 mm (0.62 in) Width 70 mm (2.75 in)

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    Computer Environment Temperature range: Operating 0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F) Storage –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F) Relative humidity (maximum): Operating 10% to 90% (noncondensing) Storage 5% to 95% (noncondensing) Maximum vibration (using a random-vibration spectrum that simulates user environment) : Operating 0.66 GRMS Storage...

  • Page 63: Index

    Internet 8 conserving energy 26 Contacting Dell online 49 customer service 45 customizing your desktop 26 your energy settings 26 damage, avoiding 5 data, backing up 27 DellConnect 45 Dell Diagnostics 36 Dell Factory Image Restore 39 Dell Support Center 33...

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    Dell support website 51 Dell Technology Guide for futher information 50 device status lights 12 Diagnostic Checklist 48 disc drive supported disc sizes 24 discs ejecting 25 using 24 DisplayPort connector 19 drivers and downloads 51 DVDs, playing and creating 26...

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    Internet connection 8 Internet Service Provider 8 memory support 53 network connection fixing 28 order status 46 power problems, solving 29 power strips, using 6 problems, solving 28 processor 52 products information and purchasing 47 reinstalling Windows 39 resources, finding more 50 restoring factory image 40 setup, before you begin 5 shipping products...

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    System Messages 34 System Restore 39 technical support 45 USB PowerShare 16 ventilation, ensuring 5 warranty returns 47 Windows, reinstalling 39 Windows Vista ® Program Compatibility Wizard 31 reinstalling 43 setup 7 wired network network cable, connecting 6 wireless network connection 28...

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